Weekly News Update: June 16, 2013 to June 22, 2013

DRAMA NEWS

Jang Geun-seok (Love Rain) is headlining Beautiful Man. It is based on a manhwa of the same name, and features a main character named Dokko Ma Te who possesses the most beautiful face in the world. He uses that face to achieve money and power. His mentor is a bitter ex-wife of a chaebol who teaches the methods of seducing the rich. She send his off with a mission to conquer ten women. He meets a mousy girl who falls in love with him to the point of becoming a personal slave. She has no pride or self-esteem. Producing is Group 8, the company behind manhwa-turned-drama blockbuster hits like Goong and Boys Before Flowers. And the writing will be done by Yoo Young-ah of The Gift of Room 7 and Korea (As One)Beautiful Man is currently casting, and is aiming to broadcast in the latter half of this year.

Kim Jae-wook (Bad Guy) is coming back on television for tvN’s Who Are You. He will play So Yi-hyun’s boyfriend who died in an accident. Who Are You will follow Dating Agency Cyrano and premieres in July.

Answer Me 1994‘s casting is in full swing with Go Ara (Heading to the Ground) and Yoo Yeon-seok (Gu Family Book) as headliners. While Jung-woo (You’re the Best, Lee Soon-shin) and Kim Sung-kyun (Covertly Grandly) will round out the leading foursome. The drama will be set on a college campus. The three boys are from Kyungsangdo who room together at a boarding house while attending a university in Seoul. Sung Dong-il and Lee Il-hwa run the boarding house where the boys live, and Go Ara will play their daughter. Cute.  Answer Me 1994 starts shooting in July for a September broadcast on tvN.

MOVIE NEWS

Jang Dong Gun is making a film comeback with Crying Man which is being directed by Lee Jeong Beom (The Man From Nowhere). He will play a killer, and the film tracks his relationship with a woman. That woman in question is likely to be Im Soo Jung. She has not confirmed anything yet, but is reviewing the proposal. Shooting is expected to begin in September.

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